Man, baby killed when car overturns near Kiryat Arba

Judea and Samaria police arrive at scene to investigate incident; no rock throwing took place, according to IDF soldiers.

September 23, 2011 15:34
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Kiryat Arba fatal car accident

Kiryat Arba fatal car accident_311. (photo credit: Reuven Reuven)


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A vehicle overturned on Route 60 in the West Bank, between Kiryat Arba and Karmei Tzur in the West Bank on Friday killing two people in the vehicle, a man in his 30s and a baby.

Judea and Samaria police arrived at the scene to investigate the circumstances.

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An initial Traffic Police investigation found that the Subaru was traveling northbound on Route 60 at apparent high speed, and overturned into a ditch, striking a stone wall.

The vehicle flipped in the air twice before falling into the roadside ditch. The dead are a father and his baby son, residents of Kiryat Arba.

The father has been named as Hillel Palmer, 25, and his son has been named as one-year-old Yonatan.

Police took eye witness statements from IDF soldiers who were on the scene, and said that on the basis of the statements, there was no mention of rock throwing in the area at the time of the accident.

Police said the car turned on its side and fell into a roadside ditch, north of Haokfim Junction. A civilian doctor pronounced both individuals dead.


Earlier on Friday, a Palestinian child was hospitalized in serious condition after he was accidentally struck by an Israeli motorist while crossing a main road in the Kiryat Arba settlement on Friday morning.

The driver contacted emergency services immediately after the event.

Judea and Samaria traffic police have launched an investigation, adding that the incident was a traffic accident.

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